All posts for Infinimata Press: Projects in August 2017

Always Outnumbered, Never Outgunned: You Did That For A Reason, Remember?

On rewriting: "No, no, I can't cut that, it's there for a REASON!"

By Serdar Yegulalp on 2017-08-26 23:00:00 No comments

About one-fifth of the way through Draft 2 edits on Always Outnumbered, Never Outgunned. Already I've performed some significant surgery — cut multiple scenes down, telescoped them into each other.

The hardest issue I deal with in such work is the temptation to justify the existence of whatever is already in the manuscript. "No, no, I can't cut that, it's there for a reason." That whole routine. Horribly familiar, isn't it?

Read more

Tags: Always Outnumbered Never Outgunned editing rewriting writing

Always Outnumbered, Never Outgunned: The Long And Winding Checklist

On using (and abusing) the rewrite process's "things to do" list.

By Serdar Yegulalp on 2017-08-08 12:00:00 No comments

Writing wonkery ahead.

Over the weekend I finished putting together the scene map for Always Outnumbered, Never Outgunned, and slotted into it the "things to do" collected from the notes I'd kept during the first draft process. Some details follow for those not in the know.

Read more

Tags: Always Outnumbered Never Outgunned François Truffaut TiddlyWiki organization rewriting

Infinimata Press: Projects: The Empire's New Tools

New tools for publishing on Kindle are a major step forward.

By Serdar Yegulalp on 2017-08-07 12:00:00 No comments

In the time between I last published something through Amazon Kindle and now, Amazon has introduced new tools for e-publishing. They're a dramatic improvement over the earlier toolchain — easier to use, easier to comprehend, and something I can get results from in minutes, not hours.

Read more

Tags: Kindle ebooks publishing

Always Outnumbered, Never Outgunned: Map Vs. Territory

On finding my way through the second draft of a story.

By Serdar Yegulalp on 2017-08-02 12:00:00 No comments

Time to lift the hood on my work habits a little. The second draft process for one of my books — Always Outnumbered, Never Outgunned in particular, which is the one I'm currently rewriting — works something like this.

Read more

Tags: Always Outnumbered Never Outgunned rewriting writing

See previous posts from July 2017

See future posts from September 2017